The Bookshop Soundtrack (

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Rating: 6.50/10 from 18000 votes
Tags: independent woman
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

The Bookshop (La librería)

Title in Italiano:

La casa dei libri

Title in Português:

A Livraria

Title in Français:

The Bookshop

Title in Türk:



England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy).

As Florence's obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.

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Play Title Artist
The Bookshop
Feeling Lonely on a Sunday Afternoon
Alfonso de Vilallonga: Writer Performer
Just Take Me in Your Arms
Alfonso de Vilallonga: Writer Performer
Social Event
John Scott: Writer
Anyone for Croquet
Fred Hartley: Writer

User reviews

Timothy Taylor

The music enhances the emotional depth of the story, effectively conveying the inner struggles and triumphs of the characters as they navigate societal expectations and personal ambitions.

Matthew Thomas

The Bookshop's soundtrack failed to capture the essence of 1950s England, lacking the nostalgic charm that could have enhanced the storytelling.

Joseph Walker

The use of classical compositions in the soundtrack adds a touch of sophistication and elegance to the film, elevating the overall viewing experience and creating a sense of timelessness.

Patricia Martinez

The score complements the cinematography beautifully, creating a harmonious blend of visuals and music that immerses the audience in the tranquil yet tumultuous world of a small coastal town grappling with change.

Sarah Thompson

The soundtrack of The Bookshop truly captures the essence of England in 1959, setting the perfect tone for the story of Florence Green's courageous endeavor to open a bookshop in a conservative coastal town. The music immerses you in the era, evoking a sense of nostalgia and authenticity that enhances the emotional depth of the film.

George Scott

The subtle melodies and gentle piano pieces in the soundtrack beautifully complement the serene coastal setting of the film. The music serves as a soothing backdrop that enhances the storytelling and brings out the nuances of the characters' inner struggles and triumphs.

Kenneth Taylor

Each track in the soundtrack is carefully crafted to resonate with the themes of resilience, community, and the power of literature, making it a standout element that enhances the film's narrative and leaves a lasting impression on the listener.

Michelle Carter

Overall, the soundtrack of The Bookshop is a masterpiece in its own right, adding layers of depth and emotion to an already poignant story. It is a testament to the power of music in storytelling, enriching the viewing experience and leaving a lasting impact on the audience.

David King

The soundtrack of The Bookshop perfectly captures the nostalgic and whimsical atmosphere of 1950s England. The music evokes a sense of longing and quiet determination that mirrors Florence's journey of pursuing her dream against all odds.

Elizabeth King

The music felt repetitive and uninspired, failing to evoke the emotional depth necessary to complement the characters' struggles and triumphs.

Matthew Jackson

The soundtrack of The Bookshop perfectly captures the quaint and nostalgic atmosphere of 1950s England, transporting listeners to a different era with its charming melodies and orchestration.

Sarah Walker

Each track in the soundtrack complements the narrative beautifully, enhancing the tension between Florence and the local grand dame, as well as the tender connection between Florence and the reclusive widower. The music not only underscores the cultural awakening brought about by the books in the shop but also highlights the inner strength and resilience of the characters in the face of adversity.

Dorothy Hernandez

The use of classical compositions in the soundtrack adds a touch of sophistication and elegance to the film. The music seamlessly enhances the emotional depth of the scenes, creating a rich and immersive viewing experience.